We have another little girl coming into our world in early August. Her shower is this week so I made another little dress.
This is my version of Simplicity 3509 .. I basically used the pattern for the main body for the front and back and the sleeves. Then I kind of constructed it as I saw it in my mind.. I used the medium or large size in order to have enough room to do french seams, pin tucks,pleats and a decent size hem.
~neckline and front details… the fit is loose and the dress can be adjusted with the ribbons at the sleeves and the neckline with gingham ribbon.
~ I love love love the picot crochet edging.
~ my pin tucks are much better on this dress.. I am much happier with these.
~back view of the dress, it is just as pretty to me as the front.
~matching bloomers and crocheted Mary Janes…. seriously cute, I LOVE these little Mary Jane’s! I used a pattern from this book. I did my own version of the strap and finishing. It took a few times to figure it out my way because the way the book does it just did not do it for me. I am much happier now.
~ little bloomer’s!
~ a little bonnet just to complete the outfit.
I can not help but to think this little girl will look like an angel. I have had so much fun sewing these dresses. It is my version of heirloom sewing.. just a baby step into that arena. It has inspired me to learn much more about this art form. I only wish I could have started this when my girls were much younger.
Isn’t that the way it goes, who has the time then? I really don’t have time now, but it is funny what you make time for when your motivated and inspired. I am always looking for new ways to create, it does a body good! We have no shortage of babies at my work, and I am hoping for a niece or nephew one day….